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to the panhandle west virginia. it's just skirting right near montgomery as well. this is all assoiated with an area of low pressure that's spinning south and west of us. it will spin a cool front later today. that will likely bring other showers through midday. for this morng, we're in the 60s and low 70s. 72 in washington. we'll hold steady while we have the rain. there's a chance for downpours. maybe blustery winds as well through noon time. and sun back with highs near 80 degrees. there mabe storms on the eastern shore this afternoon. and then tomorrow some sun in the morning, clouding out in the afternoon. we could get another surge rain drying out on friday. jerry, how is our traffic? >> it kind of all depends where you are. clear, dry payment on the 270 corridor. germantown, all the way down to the capital beltay. good start there. no worries. out to the west, though, different story on interstate 66. those of you coming in at the toll road, 50. lots of road spray. at this point it's a little volume from haymarket to manass. no accidents toreport. again, just like yterday, be ver
through thursday and covers most of virginia, maryland and the district of columbia. tropical moisture streaming from the north. temperatures in the 40s. 60s on the eastern shore. leading edge of this tropical moisture into southern virginia now. likely that will be arriving later this afternoon. heavy at times tonight through noon time. dry friday and saturday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well. interstate 66. several stretches now between haymark and manassas east of fair oaks and the capital pelt way. no incidents, just volume. let's head over and see if there's anything to wore about at the american legion bridge, rockville pike doing great. outer loop moving along nicely. travel lanes open both ways. out on the rails. metro and vre okay. one minor delay, mark 503. >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news out of the district. crews on the scene of a fire in the 3100 block of 16 street northwest in the columbia heights neighborhood. news 4's tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: good morning, joe. this was a terrible fir
hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along i-95. now we're getting the initial reports of an accident near 123 in wood ridge. look out for that. let's head over to maryland, beltway north of town loading up quickly. outer loop, connecticut. right there. as you approach route 29 on the outer loop. police are headed over there. out to the rails we o, looking good. metro, vre, m.a.r.k., all doing fine. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and killed a man in prince george's county overnight. one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital where he was pr
today. virginia's governor and u.s. supreme court have refused to intervene in this case and this is not the woman we're talking about right now. lewis is being executed for the 2002 murder-for-hire killings of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. >>> virginia governor indicated in richmond this afternoon that he wants to fast track big highway improvement projects in northern virginia. this after a four-month audit at the virginia department of transportation uncovered hundreds of millions in accounts that have not been spent and folk 5s jim henrehan has more. >> reporter: it's 136 pages long, done by an accounting firm. the governor wanted an outside firm to come in and look at v- dot. it's very partially critical of management and financial management, particularly, of v- dot and one example, every big state agency carries over money to the next year, especially when you are doing construction projects. 2002-2004. v-dot generally carried over 3.5% of the money to the next year so there is startup money. by 2010,
of more rain pushing southeast and virginia. that will move up by this afternoon. and temperatures should climb into the low 70s. moderate to heavy rain tonight and into tomorrow morning many likely we'll have flooding this time tomorrow morning. flooding rains likely thursday, ending thursday night. drying out friday into the weekend. >>> tom, off we go. from the north country this morning, smooth sailing. very calm commute. just the way we le it along i-270 as we head from frederick to urbana, 118, germantown on down. no accidents or incidents to work about. travel lanes are open as well. let's head over to the wilson bridge, inner loop. oxen hill t alexander doing fine. moving along very nicely. eun? >> jerry, thank you. this is happening right now on 16th street in e columbia heights neighborhood. tracee wilkins is on the scene with the latest. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. i'm told by witnesses this was an incredibly graphic scene, violent scene for folks who saw whahappened to the people involved in the fire. i'm told before firefighters arrived on the scene
and that is growing. and also in virginia, we are tracking 495, the inner and outer loop. listens are wide open from 95 all the way up to that american legion bridge. andrea, over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the son of former president carter says mr. carter will be in washington today. the 85-year-old has a book signing scheduled. mr. carter was hospitalized in cleveland yesterday with with stomach ailments. >>> president obama heads to richmond, virginia. it's the final stop on a four- state tour. the president is trying to energize democrats ahead of november's midterm election. >>> overseas, disease going to be a slow go in spain today. the largest labor unions are calling for a general strike. the daily flights between dulles airport and madrid has already been cancelled. right now we are following breaking news. an apartment fire along 16th street in northwest washington. lindsey mastis live on the streets. what more can you tell us? >> eight people were transported to the hospital. five to the burn unit and one with a child. two people are
. >> virginia congressman jim moran took a test shuttle ramp to the defense buildings in alexandrea and he's worried about traffic in the area and he's got good reason to worry. >> reporter: describes current rush hour traffic on interstate 395 in virginia. this is what you get? >> may be 15, 20. miles an hour. >> that situation, that situation. if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time. i mean how long can you listen to music or how long you can listen to the radio? >> reporter: traffic on 395 is probably going to get a appreciationiaibly worse one year from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandrea. 6400 d.o.d. workers are going to be shifted here, primarily from the office buildings in crystal city, which in a post-9/11 world, are deemed insufficiently hardened in the event of a attempted terrorist attack. the new buildings are being constructed to modern security standards. unlike crystal city with a metro stop, the mark center facility in west alexandrea, will rely on a large degree on shuttle buses mor
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
maryland and west virginia in many hoekss thanks to a large area of high pressure dominating our weather here and will be in place today giving us another gorgeous day and warm afternoon with low humidity, bright sun. back to work and school tomorrow. it will stay hot on wednesday afternoon as well but not too humid. cooler thursday. how's the traffic? >> good morning. we do have a traffic issue. red line is going to be shut down this morning and all day until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow between the silver spring station and the takoma park area. they have shuttle buses to get you through. add 40 min touts your commute. no problems on 395. the lanes are open and center of the screen is the hov. along 270 in the southbound direction, not a whole lot of company to start you off. wide open through frederick down towards the capitol beltway. back to you. >>> decision 2010 is in full swing and today polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live with the latest. good
the radar is showing the heaviest rains. one band is moving through the panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well. >> jerry, thank you. >>> 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> also ahead, one of president obama's
. police in virginia curley provide information to ice and homeland security. moments ago, arlington became the first county in virginia to drop out in what has become a controversial program. [applause] thank arlington leaders in aniston -- arlington leaders unanimously pass legislation. >> the established relationship between the police and the community spirit >> the commonwealth of virginia sign on to the national program to 87 g. but information sharing agreement with the federal government. >> i do not think it is a violation of our rights. if you are arrested for something you did wrong, it is ok appeared >> -- it is okay. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible
.c., maryland and virginia coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> and good morning. thank you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the distr
. you see those heavy downpours there across north carolina, extending up into virginia. that cluster of heavy rain on its way to us and so we're going to keep the flood threat going into the evening. 70s, rain still a flood watch through tomorrow morning. and again some of these downpours as they move in out of the south may be pretty heavy. much more on this and a look ahead towards next weekend, coming up. >>> long before the flood warnings and watches came into effect western high school in north baltimore was forced to close because of flooding in the school. workers arrived and found a few rooms damaged from the overnight rains. the damage was minor and they expect to have everything all cleaned up so school can resume tomorrow morning. >>> the other big story, the latest on the building collapse in west baltimore we told you about at 5:00. city rescue crews are still at the scene of druid hill avenue and laurens streets. around 3:30 this afternoon crews got a call a two-story building collapsed. police received initial reports that a woman bystander was standing near the buildi
the full report and we'll pass that along. shawn. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonough is explaining why he omitted any mention of slavery when announcing confederate history month in april. he said he made a, quote, error of haste and not of part and described it as a major and unacceptable mission. he made the remarks at a national conference on slavery at norfolk state university and revealed that next year he won't honor confederate history and will instead issue a civil war in virginia proclamation. >>> the guns are off in the maryland governor's race. martin o'malley and robert ehrlich unleashed a round of tough new ads online. tom fitzgerald has more on the latest round of attack ads. >> reporter: in ellicott city, maryland, friday -- . >> maryland governor, the honorable martin o'malley. >> reporter: old school face-to- face politics on display. >> maryland is recovering faster than other states. >> reporter: as the o'malley- ehrlich rematch enters the final rounds, the real rough and tumble is being sought online. >> who cares? not martin o'malley, featuring his worse hits. >> bob
in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely undermined by water and mud. a disaster that collapsed the concrete block wall that used to be the foundatio
frs virginia gunned down at a college party. now, pole are asking for help to find the gunman. >> i looked down, i can't even see the cuts because i just see blood kind of pouring down my leg. >> a teenager recounting just how he saved hself. >>> plus, one of the most spoofed men on "saturday night live" crashes is show. >>> chuck, how about the weather? >> we had a ltle rain this morning, clouds this afternoon. if youant rain, i've got new news. >>>im furyk is motivated by not oversleeping. the cowboys try to avoid an 0-3 spot, plus, the braves honor bobby cox. news 4 at 6:00. fired as governor of maryland. four years ago, t for good reason. first, he protected tax loophos for giant cae cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. d for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that ok billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with cporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine
see why, lot of rain brewing down there in virginia and north carolina. this storm really getting its act together and on its way in here tomorrow. clear in the city now but that heavy rain set to start falling in the next couple hours. more on this and a detailed look on when the rain gets out of here. >> thank you. bge expects power outages from the storm to number though the thousands. preparations are being made. we are live with that part of the story. >> reporter: the state taking seriously. the state emergency operations center will be activated tomorrow morning. we did see some rain but nothing like what we are expecting tomorrow. bge is calling this a system wide event which means they are expecting power outages over a widespread area. it's fall, but most of the leaves haven't gotten the message yet. >> problem for us is the combination of the high winds, soaked ground. >> reporter: the canopy will act like a sail on a sailboat and with gusts expected to approach 50 miles an hour trees will come down, some bringing power lines. >> we are certain we will have thousands of
to take place more than it does. >> we plan virginia. that is a rivalry. we play west virginia. that is a rivalry. we play virginia tech. that is a rivalry. but when you are playing somebody that is 25 miles away from you, it's going to turn into a rivalry, and that is what i would like to see it become. >> hopefully we see it end like this one. tulsa. fourth and 10, five seconds, hale mary. domonique davis, plenty of air, and he has the right target. 6'8" justin jones. rise and shine. he out-talls everyone to the ball. east carolina stuns tulsa, your final, 51-49. >> andy roddick out of the top 10 for the first time in years and goes out in the second round. andy murray out in the next round. nadal takes the first said, 6-4. we have a good rally. samoan has gnawed after balance, and apparently that is right where the spaniard wants to be. playbook at that forehand winner. that sets up the match point for the spaniard. point-blank ace. nadal on to the fourth round, 6-4-, 6-4, 46 of 6-2. >> the third round of the deutsche bank championship. they are treating it like the john dee
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
started doing after the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> we don't have any motives at this time. when you have a situation like this, you're going to get multiple descriptions. >> reporter: police confirmed they believe the gunman acted alone but they still working on figuring out what triggered this attack on one of the largest public universities in the u.s. in new york, laura ingalls, fox news. >>> a. dear who was shot by a patient's son is back at home tonight. dr. david cohen was released from the hospital last night. police say a 50-year-old man shot him earlier this month before then killing his mother and him and dr. cohen had to undergo surgery and spent 10 days in the hospital. >>> the driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan was in court on new charges. she pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car, hit two college students and crashed into a restaurant on september 8th. one of the pedestrians of austria died several days later. adams was originally charged with driving drunk and aggravated assault. >>> a sentencing trial for
. maryland voters also have big decisions to make. >>> also ahead, a virginia man found tied up and shot to death in his own home. police say it is the result after deadly dispute, all over a speed bump. we'll explain why. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we'll take a look at tower cam this morning on this tuesday morning. it is september 14. i'm sarah similar monday in for gurvir. let's get a check of our weather with tony perkins right now. beautiful day outside. >> great morning. great day today. we'll see fine weather conditions. i think the only feature of note will be some breezy conditions later on today. let's take a look. we'll show you the current temperatures around the region as we are in in the 50s and 60s. mostly in the 60s right now. your wind are light at this hour. out of the south at six milespe they will shift to out of the northwest a little bit later on today. barometric pressure is steady. here is a look at the sat rad. not a lot to show you. no precipitation nor do i expect to see any today. we'll see mostly sunny skies i think for the bulk. day today.
and advisories all the way across maryland and back down through virginia. also coastal flood advisory and also concern for some hip%íÑ winds as this coastal storm moves in. again more heavy rain on the march out of the south right now. the heaviest which is down in north carolina still. this evening scattered showers 2iie expecting heavier rain in here late tonight and especially into the early morning hours tomorrow. much more on this coastal storm. you don't want to miss it straight ahead. >> thanks a lot wyatt. you can 2ñtrack severe weather and the latest forecast online at our web site abc2news.com. >>> now to prevent a possible failure workers in annapolis have released water ?yiiuá water works park. the state has determined the dam unsafe and some hope the dam can actually handle all this significant rain av expecting. don harrison has more. >> reporter: annapolis city received a letter from state inspectors that warned a dam located west of annapolis and water works park off of route 6 50 was unsafe. the letter stated dam failure to result in massive flooding which may result in
. >> reporter: the fire marshal is the president of the virginia fire prevention association, which is pushing to require builders to install sprinklers in homes. he says the industry has to weigh the possible losses against added costs and what people can afford. >> yesterday one of the firefighters was talking about vinyl siding and what that may have -- how that may have contributed in the fire. what does the fire marshal say about that? >> any firefighter they talk to they to be like vinyl siding in general but they say it is the case everywhere. it is cheap and easy to maintain so you can't stop vinyl siding. you can't require brick. it is too costly, but he says what people need to do is practice better fire safety. he said just in manassas alone, in the last year, they had $100,000 worth of kitchen fires. he said people need to pay attention. they cannot leave grills burn thong porch and walk away. be cognizant of fire safety. and it would do a lot of good, he says. >> thank you for that report. >>> 0 record record-breaking heat across the area tonight. topper is on the terrace on this
communities, such as upper northwest d.c., and the culture in the maryland and virginia suburbs, they are on edge. >> they want their kids to learn the piano and chinese. those people are always a little nervous about what is coming down the road. but they have some reason to be nervous that it is not going to be the same for them. >> what is your message for people running for office in this election? >> talking about what it is you can do to help make things better. >> well, not this year, juldy. -- judy. >> there is a hurricane coming. we do not know if it will be a class 1 or 3 or 5, but i can tell you to batten down the hatches. it will be a long night. >> republicans cannot wait for the hurricane to hit. if they do not come out on election day, they are going to be hit by a class 5 storm. >> a very interesting metaphor. >> coming up, president obama hit the campaign trail during a rally to support democrats around the country, but with the help or hurt? >> i am julie parker on capitol hill. one election away from becoming the longest serving female senator. we will meet he
toyota avalon with maryland plates. >>> a virginia neighborhood is charred by a devastating fire yesterday afternoon in manassas. three homes are destroyed and several families are lucky to have made it out alive. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. her husband: >> we feel bad, we got outside with everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and heat spreading quickly. >> with that much fire you need a lot of water, hoses, personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas assistant fire chief leon bu
. >> reporter: commuters here ar from maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. and over on 95, could you find drives from any state in the union and tourists from any country in the world. this new maryland ban on handheld cell pne use while drive ago driving applies to all of thm. no texting, no handheld cell phones. the goal is to cut down on distracted driving. last year in maryland, there were 549 traffic fatalities. a large number were caused by distctions. >> 30% of those recent crashes have been related to people using their cell phones or texting. and we want to make sure that people understand, evenhough we think we can do three or four things in the car at one time, it's never a good idea. >> reporter: texting while driving was made a primary offense last year. it took longer to get the new law bang handheld cell phone use while driving. it's a secondary offense. which means if the driver gets stopped for speeding or neglect driving. they can also get ticketed for drivi with a handheld cell phone. >> i hope that message gets around, and particularly to young people. we pass
from virginia through the carolinas through florida. that's the area we're watching for that potential developing tropical storm to head in our direction. watch the clouds to thicken up. maybe showers arriving from south to north mid-afternoon to this evening. heavier rain arrives by tomorrow morning. right now, let's get you to work on time, here's kim brown with a check on traffic. >> you can get to work and school on time, traffic is off to a lovely start. we don't have a whole lot of volume right now, in addition to, that really no problems, we do have one utility incident, brooklyn park, blocking the right lane on the southbound side of richie highway at 4th avenue. traffic is able to get by without issues to the left. as we check our drive times, no delays on the 95 corridor. up to 395. 29 looks good through howard county. i-70 and route 32. on the southwest side of the beltway, traffic flows freely from i-70 to 95. as we check our cameras around the area, anne arundel county, northbound looks good towards 695, baltimore beltway. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. >>> a minute a
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
want to olhear from you. >>> a virginia community is in mourning after a sudden death of a star high school football player. ot the senior was found ay unresponsive this morning and maureen umeh is live with the h story. >> reporter: there is a orgreate sense of love and -- loss and grief. austin wasgr well-known and welw liked. his kefather a school board member and tonight, family and friends are trying to understand what happened. everybody was crying and wantedt him back. >> reporter: austin bawas a as senior at brentsville district high school riwhere he played ay football and he was a running back and linebacker. the past game was friday night c when he rushed three times for three yards in the loss to handa limit melissa is a longtime friend and watched the game ga saying austin was injured. >> he got a concussion juthat we're aware of on friday. da >> uh-huh. >> me and humy two friends saw s him get hit and walk off funny.n >> reporter: prince william ll county police say he was found unresponse of at his him early r monday morning. an investinigation is underway. and erscho
now reported in virginia, eastbound 66 before you reach marshall and then before the plains. the pounding of the water, on the left, on the right side of the rooted, in the cent are of the road, it is a mess out there. people are driving too fast at this hour. even though we don't have a lot of volume out there, people are driving too fast to control the vehicle. do keep that in mind. beltway here at old georgetown road, no problems to report on the inner or outer loop of the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more on how this nasty weather ill impact your ride to work. >> there are flooding concerns in many of the usual places and that includes parts of rock creek park. sarah simmons is live near beach drive. >> reporter: as can you probably imagine, this area has already been shut down. beach drive right as you are around rock creek park. i was talking to the park police officer would is here at the scene where they've got this area closed that they did this starting at 1:00 a.m. just in anticipation of the flooding they were going to be experiences
, thank you. >> this one in virginia. and they were saying there was no sign of the accelerant here. they are just not sure what caused a fire to kill anita brikman mother and two of her children. they are still on the story and peggy, we know that three other children survived. what do we know about them and how they are doing tonight? >> reporter: well, the twod older children, an 8-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, they are both fine tonight. and in fact, they could have been released from children's hospital. and the father, they did not want to leave, so they will all be released tomorrow. now, take a look. this is the burning house that the three children escape from. the older two jumped out of the two-story window. and their mom, she was able to drop the baby into the arms of a friend. she saved those three kids lives, but she could not save herself or her 5-year-old. the family is trying to keep up the spirits by focusing on the three children that survived. and there is no smoke in their lungs. they are healthy, they were up day-to-day. the baby is doing great right now.
the way down into the carolinas. the center of the storm is through west virginia. we have to wait for the center to pass by. that will happen later this afternoon. you can see the swirl. you cannot see the clouds breaking up -- you can see the clouds breaking up. most of the rate should be got by the time we get too early afternoon -- most of the rain should be gone by the time we get to the early afternoon. there will be another chance of rain wednesday night. upper 60's and relatively mild for this time of the year. we will shoot up close to 80. showers and thunderstorms this morning. the drive home will be much better than the drive to work. 76 andatures betwee 66 81. the rain may come back with high temperatures in the 70's. there could be more rain coming in from a night and saturday. after that it should clear but it will turn chilly with temperatures in the 60's on sunday and monday and overnight lows in the 40's. >> it doesn't take a lot of rain to see problems. we have several accidents. northbound 95 at 32. southbound 295 past 895. another reported on the inner loop just
to julie wright with the on-time traffic. >>> let's start off in virginia with the inner loop slowing, braddock up to gallows where on the ramp at the exit is a stalled car. latest crash in the main line of 395 approaching glebe. the right side blocked off on the main line. it is heavy, slow and steady up to the accident scene. it's causing a tight squeeze out of shirlington past glebe and toward the 14th street bridge. 95 in separate stretchs will be slow, from dale city to lorton and newington toward the beltway. in maryland, between 205 and cedarville, accident pulled to the shoulder but the 301 is slow toward brandywine. 270 gridlocks to falls road before the pace improves. no change at the scene in northwest. 16th street is blocked off between park and columbia for investigation of an early morning fire. again a lot of bailout traffic on georgia avenue, 13th and 14th streets and north cap. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we are following the news out of northwest d.c. with several people injured in a fire. many residents forced from their home. this happened at
by piece until they dug this up into the house. >> reporter: a virginia moving company volunteered to take away as. >> reporter: neighbors complained to the city about trash and debris in the backyard but never imagined how bad it was inside. >> how would all that stuff fit into one house unless it was tie tied to more than one house. >> there are obvious psychological issues here. >> god is good. he is going to provide me good job and new things. >> the city is storing the rest of her belongings, sparing it from the dump for now. >> reporter: diaz was ask ised to take only the most important things, but she ended up not parting with most of it, and left just a few things behind, some of it still here being taken away to storage. now, city records do indicate that she was issued a violation for that trash and did he fwree. there's no way that inspectors would have known what was inside unless she allowed them in. they had no idea of all that hoarding going on. lawyer would. are. we're helping you navigate changes coming up next. >>> also ahead, the flu shot mate do more than just keep the
throughout the afternoon. sterling, virginia coming in at 78 degrees, herndon about the same. quantico coming in at 81. 71 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 67 by 11:00, waking up and walking out tohe door around 7:00 a.m., 61 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. more nice weather to come. and three, three tropical systems to talk about. i'llreak it down for you coming up. >> busy out ere. >> when we come right back. a local man is found murdered in florida, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his death continue t unfold tonight. >>> bus drivers spend a second day on strike, causing a problem for commuters. a battle over technology keeping them from getting behin the wheel. >>> farewe to friday's? who's considering giving state workers a day off to cut budget costs. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hoteor restaurant workers who lost the jobsto the spi. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf d that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means workin
in virginia next year. instead, it will mark civil war month. there were apologies for making no mention of slavery. >> the summer of 2010 is now history. it may be remembered as one of the worst ever. the weather channel said so. despite dozens of the 90 plus degree days, we've got thunderstorms with winds as high as 90 mi. per hour. it knocked out power to 300,000 people and three other storms were damaging. >> thank you for reminding us. >> a young bicyclist killed in a hit and run for. >> we have some relief rolling in this weekend. we will have a look ahead. >> trent williams was being watched very closely today at practice and i have the latest. donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, donovan mcmann says the skins may be favored against the rams, but this may right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of chart
's take a look. we can see some rain off to our south in virginia southwest of d.c. moving to the north. so it will take a couple hours to get here. so early in the day i think it will be fine, then the close tore this afternoon, the better the chance for the rain showers. mostly cloudy. you might even get a peak at the sun. then a chance for rain showers later today. the high between 71 and 76. we come back in a few minutes and take a look at the seven-day forecast. >> our big story this morning. the baltimore ravens are playing at home tonight and local fans are thrilled. >> a lot of traffic is expected as well. >> soon, tens of thousands of you will pack the stadium to see the ravens play the browns in the home opener. traffic might be difficult but once you get here businesses will be very happy. >> baltimore in general has been for quite a while awaiting this home opener. >> it is not just fan that is can't wait but the baltimore businesses that benefit from the tens of thousands who will flock downtown to see their favorite birds fly at home for the first time this season. >> sinc
watch out of virginia, all across north viiginia, parts of the eastern shore and then also central maryland including %-d.c., down towards annapolis l incluued in this as we have the potential of heavy rainfall right along the central portion -f the mid portion of theestate so we'reevery concerned as the potential is there to get some heavy amounts of raan. the potential is there with the prediction here. %-theetrack of the storm.wing we could see anywhere from three to four inches, sooe areas maybe five, six inches in some that coulddcause this localized flooding because the ground is already saturated from the couple inches we got the other day, and now we're pouring more water on top of that. taking a look at where the rain is now. it's very light over balad, d.c., west of us still some showers. looking to the south of us you can see some heavy rain there overrthe carollnas. this is all riding along a trough. -his trough is wrapping back in. we still have a tropical storm down to the south of us. this is nicole but there's low pressure system that's developing ahead of that st
was a standout student athlete through high school and her years at the university of virginia. love's mother said it's to encourage children and young adults four qualities, service, kindness, humility and sportsmanship that togetherred up to one love. love was found dead on may 3rd at the uva campus. her former boyfriend george huguelies what charged -- huguely was charged. >> the foundation will work with underprivileged children. >>> a poll of likely voters gives governor martin o'malley a significant lead over challenger robert ehrlich. we have reaction. governor o'malley and bob ehrlich have plen -- pretty much shared the blessings of people, now the recent polls as ehrlich trailing by double digits. >> i think the poll also vary widely. >> reporter: the variance gives o'malley plan 11 point lead with 52% giving him the nod, 41% for bob ehrlich, a variance with no voar rase ti for the ehrlich campaign. >> so they're light years from everything we've seen. >> reporter: aside from the poll, governor o'malley hopes to gain more traction from the president. >> stand with me in moving maryla
's moving almost due north from the carolinas into virginia and also along the lower eastern shore. let's change gears. i want to show you what's going on. you see a bit of a gap. now it's moderate to heavy rain, particularly in the eastern shore a band of heavy rain also to the west as you can see. as far as rainfall totals go the numbers are hum believably impressive. this band six to eight inches in some places, eight to 10 inches right along the central portion into eastern sections of harford harford. east of us a lot less. salisbury less than an inch. ocean city had almost nothing to this point, but probably see that change tonight. bernadette joins me with a look at the updated numbers and also dealing with the winds. bernadette? >>> over nine incheses of rain. annapolis. these have leveled off. with the new round coming in, these are going to come up. this has jumped over two inches in hagerstown and all of them will be rising. we have flash flood warnings in effect for the green counties and a tornado watch that's been pulled back, just these counties in this section. that's un
and into northern virginia. there are still some showers in our region. for the most part, they have been coming up from the south. what we want to keep an eye on is that very heavy rain just to our south. you can see all of that yellow and orange to the south of us. that is moving in our general direction. it will likely cut at least parts of central and eastern maryland. more soggy weather on the way. >> thank you. our interactive radar can help you stay ahead of severe weather. go to wbaltv.com. in a deal that could lead to higher air fares across the country, southwest airlines announced they will spend billions of dollars to acquire airtran. >> it will expand southwest market. >> bwi has already -- is already considered a hub airports for southwest. despite the company says, will the deal hike fares? >> the talk to low-cost carriers announced monday that they plan to merge under the name and colors of southwest. dallas-based southwest airlines bought its competitor in a $3.4 billion deal. >> now that we have joined forces, the potential to spread low-fare is is even greater. >> pending a gover
to virginia and the carolinas. accumulation estimates pretty much right up the bay and on the western shore, four-7 inches so far with 5-10 inches with parts of calvert county. it looks like some of that area will get hit hard tonight. the western shore shifting over to the eastern shore, another 5 inches of rain may come down. flood warnings are up all over our region. there's also a tornado watch until 7:00 this evening. they may produce tornadoes. lots of other problems as the remnants of nicole comes our way. monitoring the conditions in downtown baltimore is jane miller. they are dealing with the wind pushing up the bay. >> i am standing at the harbor and behind me i can feel the wind against my back. we will show you what you were talking about. this is the promise not area. -- promenade. all that area and the waterfront, everyone is keeping a close eye on that water level. the safety manager of the baltimore national aquarium kept watch on the rising water levels around the harbor. >> is this starts flooding over here -- >> we will monitor this. >> we will block traffic coming this w
annually for the last four years. >> out in our area in northern virginia weaver not getting many calls until about four years ago. -- we were not getting many calls until about four years ago. now it is just phenomenal. >> the library will be reopened tomorrow. patrons hope it will not be a widespread problem. >> hopefully it will be resolved. >> the books in that truck will remain there until the temperature inside the truck reaches about 120 degrees. it is believed at that. all of the bugs will be dead. as for this facility and the others, they will be treated twice, now and again in 90 days. >> we are starting to sound like a broken record. it is not a bad song. another beautiful day here in september in the metro. but i cannot even recall the last time i saw a cloud. -- >> i cannot even recall the timlast time i saw a cloud. >> we are back into the 90- degree range. even though it is officially fall tomorrow night, it will not feel like it. do you see a cloud anywhere? i do not. spectacular weather. 79 degrees in stafford. look at these numbers. they are just where they should be t
of the state bottom line eastern shore included in this as well as far western maryland northern virginia. along the immediate chesapeake bay these bluer shaded are also under a coastal flood advisory especially over the next couple approaching high tides in the overnight and first high tide on the day above average high tides. so that's the concern with the coastal low coming up out of the south. we're going to look for gust he winds tomorrow. not a lot of wind right now. in fact winds calm. temperatures 66. so cool evening, bjipartly clo and you really wouldn't think anything is up but it is. again it's going to take a couple more hours to get in here. just about a trace of an inch of rain most spots well south y& of baltimore nothing north of town. and again blue skies today quickly giving way to cloudy skies getting a little more ominous looking outs there late into the afternoon. as that storm makes its 8move. temperature wise 60s now humidity very high. air is almost saturated that's going to help fuel these showers and downpours as they come in overnight. satellite radar trend ch
are traveling on 29 leaving whited oak headed out towards university boulevard. in virginia, northbound i-95 off to a quiet start and incident-free as you continue outs lorton and no problems to report on 395 between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> the race for maryland governor will have a familiar ring come november. this morning, incumbent governor martin o'malley is celebrating an easy victory in the democratic primary and former governor robert ehrlich got the gop nod. our team election coverage continues with fox 5's bob barnard. >> good to see you. >> reporter: greeting his campaign staff and a half handful of supporters, martin o'malley is off and running towards november's general elect. he is speaking his second term as the free state's chief executive. >> there is a lot at stake and first and foremost is whether we're able to move out of this recession and transform our economy and move to an era where there is greater job opportunities and people are able to go back to work. that is first and foremost the number one priority i
. people were everyone putting sandbags out to keep water from their homes. >>> over to virginia, they haven't had quite as much rain, but plenty of people are still trying to dry out. suray chin is live where she has been checking out all the damage there. >> the flooded streets are just down the road from here. the water came fast and furious on brownsmill road. when it comes to these types of conditions, the neighborhood is on edge. >> whenever we get a lot of rain like this, i am keeping my eye on the water, the river. >> kate gets nervous in the downpour. the creek that often overflows its banks runs along the home where she's a full-time nanny to three small children. >> it got pretty crazy, to be honest. we had a lot of flooding in the backyard. it became a river, and actually we are surrounded on all sides. we became an island with the neighbors. >> last month, high waters surrounded the home in the front, side, and backyard. today, a much better outlook. even the bridge that crumbled the last go around was in tact. thanks to vdot workers who helped clear debris acros
just to the west of frederick around hagerstown to morgantown west virginia,. winchester, berriville seeing heavy rain through western portions of louden county. as we widen out, more rain to the south around richmond. that rain will be making its way up to e d.c. area. also areas toward the east overnight tonight. that's where we could see some of the heaviest rain as we move through the night. a flash flood watch through the night tonight into tomorrow morning for all of the area just about. you see it highlighted. we'll see the chance for one to three inches of rain tonight into tomorrow morning. most of that will be localized. don't be surprised to see heavy rain in your area. 9:00 tonight, 11:00 tonight and more rain tomorrow morning around 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. it could be a rather wet rush hour. just make sure you take a large umbrella, the big golf umbrella as you make your way out the door tonight or tomorrow. more rain in the forecast. eel show you in the full forecast later on. >> see you then. thank you, doug. >>> it's not raining now but the severe weather affected dri
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
. this is near west virginia. we can see this clearly on our storms can. all of this rain is moving in a letter to not talk-later tonight. -- later tonight. >> we are following a developing story out of hagerstown. a toddler is fighting for his life and two teenagers are under arrest after the boy found a gun and shot himself. the toddler found a handgun under a bed in an apartment in hagerstown. he is in critical condition at children's hospital. police have arrested his brother, a 16-year-old and his 17-year-old girlfriend and they are being charged as adults. the girl attempted to hide the gun after the shooting. the gun had been reported stolen. >> president obama has not minced words about the d.c. public school system. the president appeared on the today show this morning and a mother asked if he thought that d.c. schools to do a better job than the private school that his daughter's attend. >> the answer is no. the d.c. public school systems are struggling. they have made some important strides over the last several years to move and the direction of reform. >> the president's children a
toward virginia beach. this is the next batch. i cannot tell you exactly where the heaviest rain will fall. the indications are that it will be along and east of the i-95 corridor. this event will go mostly all night long with more heavy rain. 4.3 interest in prince frederick. -- 4.3 inches in prince frederick. 81 and 66, a warm, tropical, windy day with a lot of rain in the bucket. the overall area under a flash flood watch until about midnight tonight. a lot of things will change. this next big batch of rain is coming up from the south. buie at 81 degrees. definitely a tropical field in the air. by tomorrow, this latest storm system, which has incorporated what is left of tropical storm nicole, that will move up the chesapeake bay and make a turn to the right early in the morning. then we are on target to have a great stretch of whether as we head through the remaining afternoon hours into the weekend. as we head through the late- night hours, more heavy rain after 11:00 p.m. that is why you have to watch bob tonight. their new warnings that will be out. then rain overnight and
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